As a mom, we like to think we know what’s going on in our children’s lives. As our little ones become teenagers, we also like to think we have faith in them, and the choices they make with their newfound independence. It’s easier to trust your teenager when you know who they’re with and where they are.
One mother thought she knew her daughter well enough to know that she was a ‘good kid’ who surrounded herself with other ‘good kids.’ She knew all of her daughter’s friends, where she was when she went out, and therefore, she gave her a lot of freedom. That freedom was called into question one day recently when she came across some questionable items in her daughter’s drawer.
Lisa Banks, of Bedford Texas, was searching for a calculator in her 16-year-old daughter, Ashley’s room, when she was shocked by what she found. There, in her daughter’s desk drawer was a baggie that contained a handful of small, colorful capsules. Lisa immediately snapped a photo, and proceeded to text Ashley to “come home this instant.” She even used her middle name in the text (which, as everyone knows, is the universal mom-speak way of letting kids know just how serious they are!).
The text read:
What are these?
Ashley Carol I will not have drugs in my house.
Come home right now.
As soon as your dad comes home from California we will discuss your consequences.
As for now your grounded and you will not be leaving the house, come home this instant.
The situation was resolved promptly when Ashley replied to her mother’s text immediately (nothing worse than ignored phone calls or texts by teenagers!). Ashley seemed to find her mom’s text hysterical, and replied by laughing with two laughing so hard they’re crying emojis, and told her mom that they weren’t drugs, and to “Go put them in water.”
Lisa followed her daughter’s directions and found out that her daughter was in fact, not doing drugs, rather collecting those little capsules that turn into sponge dinosaur creatures. This also seemed to throw Lisa off, with her replying to her daughter’s text asking, “Why on Earth would you buy these? I thought you were 16 not 7?”
Too funny. Ashley shared the exchange on Twitter and it went viral (as things do when they are totally something that people can see themselves doing!). Over 58,000 people liked Ashley’s tweet, and it was retweeted 44,000 times as well as picked up by major news and media outlets.
Mother and daughter had a good laugh over the whole situation!